Happiness is a ‘new’ domain

Studio news

Dear fellow friends and bloggers! I am so excited to say that the process of ‘upgrading’ my blog to serve as a website has been relatively painless thanks to my friend from Addsomebutter and of course the people behind WordPress!

I wish I took a before and after screenshot, but those have been visiting my blog in the past, will hopefully agree that this new look is an improvement and I am very proud of this ‘new’ online space where I can share my passion for Art with you.

Hanging out at the office of Sune Moolman, discussing progress on this site

Hanging out at the office of Sune Moolman, discussing progress on this site

Please if you see a link that doesn’t work properly or maybe if the images upload very slowly, or when forgot to credit a photographer, or even a spelling mistake we overlooked, then please don’t hesitate to tell me about it.

Any suggestions or feedback will be much appreciated xxx

 

to website or not to website

Art portfolio- my work

Happy New Year everybody! and thank you for visiting my blog from time to time….

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Initially I started out this blog because I wanted to “present” my work and connect with a wider audience.  I wanted to get it out there on the world wide web, but didn’t know how. Around 2011/2012 someone told me about this (wordpress) platform – and so I thought it might be easier and more fun than to maintain a website….which it is.

At some stage I realised that it’s not so user friendly to some who wanted to see my portfolio or to view images of my work as a whole- so after a while I started a Facebook page…but  found myself posting and sharing all kinds of stuff, then I started to use Instagram as a substitute for a website, ah but I took and shared all kind of photos…I also tried my hand at a Wix website, but it wasn’t so user friendly (I have to figure out how to delete it)- and now finally I made a WordPress one! :

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I started the above mentioned site from the year 2014: the year of my first solo where I used rubber as a medium. Wondering if I should include images of my work from the 10 years prior to 2013/4?

How do I want to present my work? and what makes a good website? Less is more?

I also wonder if a website is really necessary?  and if so why?

Should I rather save and approach a ‘professional’ website designer to design one for me?

This month I will think about the above questions and also ponder on how I will use my time – because sometimes its hard to juggle all the social media platforms (or to use it wisely)…but surely it is most important to be productive in the studio!

You are welcome to share your thoughts on websites.

and I wish you all a creative, playful and prosperous 2016!